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5 GENIUS Camping Hacks Using Dollar Tree Items

The next time you and your family have an extended camping trip, don't break the bank! Here are 5 Dollar Tree items that can be re-purposed for camping. 1. Use Cake Carriers to keep your paper plates from blowing away. Although they might be a little flimsy to hold a heavy cake, it is perfect for storing paper plates and napkins on the table so they won’t fly away on a windy day or get dirty. 2. Homemade Charcoal Grill  Planning to grill foods on your camping trip? Make your own charcoal grill using a foil pan, cooling rack charcoal.  3. Make campsite scrubbing easy with Bath Mitts  For convenient campsite scrubbing, cut pieces of bar soap and place them in these cute bath...

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5 things to bring on your next winter adventure!

  5 Things to bring on your next Winter Adventure 1. Backpack  You're going to need at least a 30-40 liter backpack with side compression straps or a shovel pocket for attaching snowshoes and microspikes to the pack. This is because you will be carrying more gear, clothes, and snacks than any other time of year. Preferably on with extra webbing straps as needed for attaching more gear. Tactical Outdoors Gear has a great Tactical Backpack for winter hikes.  Click here to get the Tactical Outdoors Gear Tactical Backpack 2. High Energy Snacks People who hiked in temperatures of 15 to 23 degrees burned 34 percent more calories than those who hiked in comfortable mid-50s weather, a study from the University at...

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3 benefits of hiking in the winter

4 benefits of hiking in the winter Most casual adventures will hang up their boots at first snow. But, in reality, you should go out into nature because many of the best trails are empty during the winter. You will see views that can't be seen any other time of year. But, let's talk about how hiking in the winter benefits your body and mind!  1. Winter hikes help you burn fat  According to a study from the University at Albany in New York found people who hiked in temperatures of 15 to 23 degrees burned 34 percent more calories than those who hiked in comfortable mid-50s weather. Why was this the case? It comes down to body temperature in cold...

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5 survival foods you should always have in your house

There has been a rising trend of people "Doomsday" prepping. Okay, so we all know that it is better to be safe than sorry, but exactly what are some of the foods you need in order to meet your basic nutritional needs. Not everyone has the luxury of stocking up on Twinkies and other comfort foods. Here is a list of the 5 essential foods you NEED to have in your "Doomsday" pantry. The main criteria for the food to be on the list were that it didn't require cooking, nutritional value, and shelf life.  Peanut Butter. Peanut butter is a great source of good fats and protein. Not only that the shelf life of Peanut better can last a full...

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Hiker saves dying bear cub

Thankfully this man was not sent to jail or had to pay a fine.  the ODFW gave Hancock a warning instead of a criminal citation because Hancock had acted with the intention of saving the bear's life.  As for little Cub, he is now at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynwood, Washington where he will be able to grow up in a natural environment without human interference. Best of all, Elkhorn won't be alone! A rescued female cub is keeping him company at PAWS. Let's hope that someday there will be a reunion between Mr. Hancock and little Elkhorn! 

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